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Beckett By the Numbers: 2012-13 Panini Threads

By Chris Olds | Beckett Basketball Editor

The auctions have ended, the numbers have been crunched. The ranges have been tabulated and the OPG has been posted.

The 2012-13 Panini Threads basketball card set from Panini America has arrived on Beckett.com with the favorites, autographs and memories in tow. Let’s take a look inside the numbers crunched by Beckett Basketball Senior Market Analyst Rob Springs – and see even more — after the jump.

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Total value:  $13,133
Average price:  $13.09

Highest cards:
— 2012-13 Panini Threads Team Threads Autographs #3 Kevin Durant $100-$200
— 2012-13 Panini Threads #151 Kyrie Irving AU RC $100-$200
— 2012-13 Panini Threads #201 Anthony Davis AU RC $100-$200

Other notable cards:
— 2012-13 Panini Threads Rookie Team Threads Autographs #1 Kyrie Irving $100-$200
— 2012-13 Panini Threads Rookie Team Threads Autographs #17 Anthony Davis $100-$200
— 2012-13 Panini Threads Triple Threat Materials Prime #19 LeBron/Wade/Bosh $75-$200
— 2012-13 Panini Threads Signage #10 Grant Hill $80-$160
— 2012-13 Panini Threads Team Threads Autographs #19 Ray Allen $40-$70

Springs says: Panini Threads has been broken at a much higher level than originally anticipated.  The Rookie Autographs on wood are very popular and selling quite well, despite not being serial-numbered.  Both the Team Threads and Rookie Team Threads Autographs continue their string of selling very well, as collectors really dig these autographs — maybe the rookie versions will morph into the actual Rookie Card autographs in future years.  The Century Stars insert is the tough one to pull out of Panini Threads and sales on these singles are very strong.  Overall, a very good (and fun) break for collectors with solid value for the price.

Olds’ Opinion: For some reason, I didn’t enjoy the base set of this one as much as previous Threads releases in other sports but it’s a stronger release than Prestige in my book. The wood autographs are unique and interesting and the demand for those cards seems to back it up. For those who like a simpler base set experience a la Hoops, this one offers that with a few more bells and whistles.

Chris Olds is the editor of Beckett Basketball magazine. Have a comment, question or idea? Send an email to him at colds@beckett.com. Follow him on Twitter by clicking here.

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